Woodend celebrated a significant milestone in January with the first residents, Danny and Doreen Green, moving into their brand new home.
As Woodend locals for more than 30 years, the Greens were keen to stay in the area and found the GemLife Resort model perfect for their needs.
“Doreen and I made the decision to down-size on our own terms, and not to wait too long to make a change,” said Danny.
“We looked at quite a few places and we were impressed with the GemLife model. The financial benefits with no entry or exit fees and keeping 100% of capital gain was a real point of difference.”
They also loved the quality of the homes and extra features.
“The GemLife homes were definitely finished to a higher quality than other places,” said Danny. “In addition, double-glazed windows, solar energy and reverse cycle air conditioning are standard with GemLife, which makes a big difference to our comfort and ongoing power bills.”
After so many years living in the Woodend community, Danny and Doreen already know many of their future neighbours and have met others through the regular social events that GemLife organises each month.
“The social aspect is definitely something that we are looking forward to,” said Danny. “We have a close-knit community already and can’t wait to take advantage of all the facilities the Country Club has to offer.”